Campbell, Benjamin (Unknown - July 28, 1938)


Converse County Resident Since 1886

Douglas Budget - July 28, 1938

Benjamin Campbell, long-time resident of Converse county, died at the Douglas hospital this morning shortly after 6 o'clock. He was 81 years of age. He was admitted to the hospital July 7th suffering with a stomach ailment.

The Budget is unable to secure a complete obituary of Mr. Campbell at this time. He has several nephews and nieces in the county none of whom could be reached before going to press. Harry Austin of Lusk, a former resident, is expected here later this (Thursday) afternoon. He is a nephew of the deseased (sic).

It is known that Ben Campbell was born at Komoka, Ontario, Canada, in the year 1857, that he came to the United States as a young lad in 1865, locating with his parents in Chicago. He came to Wyoming in 1886 and has lived his life here since that time. He never married. He was naturalized in Douglas in 1907.

Ben Campbell has been identified with the growth of the county for the past 52 years. He was a brother of the late Malcolm Campbell who won fame as an early day peace officer in this territory.

Of later years Ben had been a familiar figure on the streets of Douglas, loved by all who knew him, a kind master to his horse and dog, which were usually at his side.

It is thought he is survived by two sisters, one in California and one in Iowa, and a brother in Canada.

Funeral services are tentatively set for Saturday afternoon from the Hofmann chapel.

Mrs. Oscar Steinkemper returned Wednesday to her home in Chicago after several weeks' visit with her mother, Mrs. Anna Edington, near Orpha.

Benjamin Campbell Funeral


Douglas Budget - August 4, 1938

Ben Campbell, who died at the Douglas hospital last Thursday morning was laid to rest in Douglas Park cemetery Saturday afternoon. Services were held at the Hofmann Chapel, Rev. Louis Gale in charge. Pallbearers were Eli Peterson, T.C. Rowley, Henry Wagner, M.L. Jackson, J.H. Esmay and Tom McNamara.

Nephews and nieces of the deceased, most of whom were present at the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Campbell of Midwest, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Campbell and family of Edgemont, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Austin and family of Lusk, Mrs. Sidney Golden of Bailey, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Austin of Douglas and Mrs. Ellen Davis of Converse county.

Mrs. Golden informs the Budget that Ben was born in the year of 1856, instead of 1957 as printed in last week's item.


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